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  1. #1

    vsftpd & SSL Fail No Logs

    Thanks for reading.

    I am having troubles getting vsftpd to work with ssl.

    Fedora 16

    So far:

    yum install vsftpd

    enable ftp...

    setsebool -P ftp_home_dir 1

    Works great without SSL at this point.

    openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:1024 -keyout #rsa_cert_file=/etc/pki/tls/certs/vsftpd.pem -out #rsa_cert_file=/etc/pki/tls/certs/vsftpd.pem

    I've run restorecon on the pem file.

    change my vsftpd.conf adding:

    My /var/log/messages output
    Mar 15 22:16:33 pckps systemd[1]: vsftpd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
    Mar 15 22:16:33 pckps systemd[1]: Unit vsftpd.service entered failed state.

    output of systemctl status vsftpd:
    vsftpd.service - Vsftpd ftp daemon
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd.service; disabled)
    Active: failed since Sat, 17 Mar 2012 11:20:50 -0400; 24s ago
    Process: 5105 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/vsftpd /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    Main PID: 5066 (code=killed, signal=TERM)
    CGroup: name=systemd:/system/vsftpd.service

    At this point I disabled selinux
    setenforce 0

    Double checked se linux with sestatus:
    SELinux status: enabled
    SELinuxfs mount: /sys/fs/selinux
    Current mode: permissive
    Mode from config file: enforcing
    Policy version: 26
    Policy from config file: targeted

    Have found a second “error” in /var/log/audit/audit.log:
    type=SERVICE_START msg=audit(1331865619.184:4133): user pid=0 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg=': comm="vsftpd" exe="/bin/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'

    I'm still looking up how to properly read the audit logs. I don't believe this has anything to do with the issue that I am having.

    No mater how I configure the log options in vsftpd.conf I can not get it to output to /var/log/vsftpd.log.

    Thanks for any suggestions!

  2. #2
    Please check whether file name "xferlog" exists in /var/log/ location to understand a better idea of the issue

  3. #3
    Thank you for your responce.

    I actually abodoned using VSFTPD for using SSH and client that supported SFTP.

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